Author: Tait McGregor

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Every Splendour In The Grass 2022 Official Sideshow Announced So Far!

May 19, 2022

The team that are bringing us the biggest Aussie music festival of the year, Splendour In The Grass, have just announced their official sideshows and our calendars are going to be filled to the brim come July! Secrets Sounds have today released who we’ll be able to catch in cities up and down the East […]

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Prep for The Kid LAROI’s tour with these 5 Must-Know songs

May 18, 2022

The Kid LAROI is heading to Australia for his highly anticipated End Of The World tour at the end of the month, playing some of the countries biggest and best venues. To say we’re excited is an understatement. Over the past few years, The Kid LAROI has transcended from a young Redfern rapper cutting his […]

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Interview: T-Pain’s protégé Mason Dane on his TikTok discovery, his mother’s influence and the grind.

May 18, 2022

Newcastle’s Mason Dane is breaking onto the global scene without forgetting where he’s come from. Within the last year, his life has done a full 180 after hip hop legend T-Pain reviewed Dane’s track ‘DASH’ on his Twitch stream – a moment that quickly went viral on TikTok after he said, “I want this to […]

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Interview: Role Model on Rx, Coachella and click-bait song titles

May 6, 2022

Role Model is the Pittsburg-native turning up heat and making the internet frisky with his debut album Rx – a sexually charged collection featuring songs with titles like ‘masturbation song’, ‘stripclub music’ and ‘die for my bitch’. “In the simplest terms, the album is about the power of a woman and how it healed me […]

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Falls Festival is back with a lineup to wrap up 2022 the right way

May 4, 2022

Falls Festival has announced its buzz-worthy 2022/23 lineup alongside new venues in VIC and WA to make sure Aussies across the country can experience the quintessential New Year’s festival’s revival. Having been cancelled each summer through the pandemic, this year’s bill does not disappoint. Headlining the multi-day event are internationals such as Arctic Monkeys, Lil […]

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Interview: Alfie Templeman on ‘Colour Me Blue’, mental health and Mellow Moon

April 20, 2022

Alfie Templeman has only just turned 19, but already counts seven EPs, a mini-album and soon his debut album Mellow Moon under his belt. Alongside these feats, he was shortlisted in BBC’s Sound of 2022 list, is self-taught in approximately 11 instruments, has perfect pitch as well as a surplus of 700 songs sitting on his […]

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Interview: Mimi Webb on ‘House On Fire’, fashion, firetrucks and her Australian tour

April 20, 2022

If you’re on TikTok, it’s highly likely you’ve come across Gen Z sensation Mimi Webb. She’s the 21-year-old British protégé who spent her teenage years honing her vocal talents at the esteemed The BRIT School (past pupils including Adele, Jessie J, and Amy Winehouse), before turning to the juggernaut app to share her music as […]

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Interview: Wallows on childhood, unreleased tracks and Tell Me That It’s Over.

April 16, 2022

Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston make up the Los Angeles-based band Wallows – indie-rockers with a cult following, who first met around the tender ages of 11, and have recently celebrated the release of their sophomore album Tell Me That It’s Over. For the trio, there’s an impressive history to reflect on as they […]

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Interview: BOY SODA on The Distance Between Thinking and Feeling, self-reflection and personal growth.

April 13, 2022

Terrigal’s BOY SODA is bursting beyond the Central Coast and well into the Australian music scene with debut EP The Distance Between Thinking and Feeling – a collection born out of deep introspection, love and greater human connection. Disguised in late 2000s-tinged R&B, this diaristic examination covers everything from stopping to smell the roses, celebrating relationships […]

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Interview: almost monday on visiting Australia and their new single “Sunburn”

April 13, 2022

San Diego’s almost monday are single-handedly extending the Australian summer with some infectious surf pop. The three-piece released the aptly-titled track ‘sunburn‘ while visiting Sydney – a track that frontman Dawson Daugherty said was born from the title first. “We just had that title and we were like, ‘All right, today, we’re writing this song. […]

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Interview: Confidence Man on TILT, 3am jam sessions and Noel Gallagher

April 1, 2022

Brisbane’s most theatrical musicians, Confidence Man, have released an album that is sure to fast track the dance back into a reemerging world. TILT sees Sugar Bones, Janet Planet, Clarence McGuffie and Reggie Goodchild tackle the sophomore scaries with ease, creating an exciting collection that hinges on surprise and delight – possibly a result from their […]

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Interview: GAYLE on going TikTok viral, heartbreak and her debut EP

March 23, 2022

She boasts close to 33 million monthly listeners, almost one million TikTok followers and over one billion streams on her viral hit ‘abcdefu’. And she’s not even 18-years-old. GAYLE is among the most popular internet music sensations of the past year, thanks to her playful angst-anthem that continues to dominate radio play and social media […]

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Interview: Fergus James on self-expectation, stadium shows and A Slow Separation EP

March 16, 2022

Fergus James already boasts a co-sign by Justin Timberlake, a stadium tour support slot for Ed Sheeran, opening the amphitheatre at Splendour In The Grass. Now he can add a sophomore EP to that resume, with the release of A Slow Separation. The top tier Australian collaborators who helped the collection come to life is […]

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Interview: Thomas Headon on TikTok, teenage independence and his Victoria EP.

March 15, 2022

Thomas Headon is one of TikTok’s rising stars, going viral on the platform with tracks “Grace” and “Clean Me Up“, all while a life-size cutout of Harry Styles strategically lurked in the background. It’s easy to see that Thomas draws inspiration from Styles, from his pearl-wearing aesthetics to boyish charm, though sonically it’s a little […]

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Interview: Steve Aoki on death, competition and the A0K1VERSE

March 11, 2022

Steve Aoki is one of the most prolific EDM artists of the past two decades. He boasts Grammy Award nominations, multiple Guinness Word Records including most traveled musician for 2014, a hugely successful record company Dim Mak, and, more recently, he’s become one of the most important figures in the Web3 and NFT spaces. Fresh […]

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Interview: Sofia Carson on “Loud”, staying private and her tricks to productivity

February 17, 2022

Sofia Carson is the ultimate multi-hyphenate from singer to actor to dance to UNICEF ambassador, Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation ambassador and scholarship co-sponsor. You might recognise her from starring in NETFLIX’s Feel The Beat, Michael Bay’s Songbird, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, and from her most notable project Disney’s global phenomenon Descendants. But on top […]

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Interview: Louis The Child on deep dish pizza, collabs with Skrillex and Euphoria

November 22, 2021

Louis The Child are the Chicago duo that have been tearing up the EDM scene since they were teenagers. Now just in their early 20s, Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett boast over 5.2 million monthly Spotify listeners, collaborations with Skrillex, Wafia, Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler; and even helped to pen the Chainsmokers’ hit “Closer”. […]

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Almost Monday is the San Diego trio soundtracking summer with “cool enough”

November 17, 2021

San Diego’s Almost Monday are a three-piece pop band that have been predicted as one of  “21 Breakout Musicians to Know in 2021” by GQ Australia, recently making their Lollapalooza debut and appearing on the lineups of international festivals Summerfest, Bonnaroo and Firefly. Not to mention, they’ve just released a tune that will soundtrack your […]

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Smirnoff Seltzer and The Jungle Giants are giving over $1 million of advertising to emerging Aussie artists

November 17, 2021

In momentous news for rising artists, over $1 million in advertising is up for grabs to celebrate the launch of Smirnoff Seltzer’s new Mixed Berries flavour. Smirnoff has appointed ARIA charting Brisbane exports The Jungle Giants as the Ads For Artists creative directors who must sift through entries from emerging artists, crowning 12 acts the […]

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Interview: ROLE MODEL on love songs, Mac Miller and ‘death wish’

November 3, 2021

ROLE MODEL says he’s built his brand on his shadowy sad boy bedroom production that’s made him the internet’s shoulder to lean on. But his few song outliers like “blind” and “forever&more” have been blowing up online, creating depth to this Maine-born, Los Angeles-based artist. His most recent single “death wish” is a stormy pop drop […]

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Interview: Azure Ryder on showing imperfection, manifestation and her Ladder To The Moon EP

October 29, 2021

Azure Ryder launched onto the scene just 18 months ago with “Dizzy” – a track that earned her the most played spot on Triple J despite being previously unknown. That same year, she released two revered EPs Running with The Wolves and Crazy With The Light, while making her live show debut with sold-out shows at Sydney’s Oxford […]

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Interview: Remi Wolf on competitiveness, reinvention and Juno

October 28, 2021

Remi Wolf is a Californian artist making it on to every ‘Must Watch’, ‘Next Generation’, ‘Rising Star’ list with her boundary-pushing pop that is changing the music landscape. She became a global sensation with her I’m Allergic To Dogs! EP which features hits “Photo ID” and “Disco Man” – a follow up to her 2019 You’re A […]

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Interview: JESSIA on her debut EP “How Are You?”, Ryan Tedder and being present

October 28, 2021

January 1st 2021 was a literal reset for JESSIA, when she posted a little snippet of a melody on TikTok that had viewers hooked. Within 72 hours, she’d polished it into an entire single and released the anthemic “I’m Not Pretty”, which went on to inspire a viral trend on the platform. It’s been less […]

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Interview: Georgia Mae on life in Los Angeles, climate anxiety and “Gentle”.

October 15, 2021

Brisbane’s Georgia Mae is the next generation of pop star with a message. Having cut her teeth in California for three years, she’s harnessed the Los Angelean resilience and do-it-all attitude that is making her a force to be reckoned with in the Australian scene. Now well and truly settled on home soil thanks to […]

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Interview: Jeremy Zucker answers your Reddit questions and talks CRUSHER

October 14, 2021

Jeremy Zucker was the sound of SoundCloud 2018 when his tracks “Comethru” and “All The Kids Are Depressed” went viral, establishing himself at the frontline of the bedroom producer pop wave. Fast-forward to 2020 and Jeremy was gearing up for a world tour off the back of his debut album love is not dying, only to have […]

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Interview: Evie Irie on “Bleed”, convincing her parents to move countries and Amy Shark

September 15, 2021

Evie Irie is one of the most powerful talents on the rise in Australia. When she was 15, she managed to convince her family to relocate to the US for her music career – a move that has seen her share stages with Bastille, Sigrid and Amy Shark, while hounding open mic nights and discovering […]

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Interview: Gretta Ray on Begin To Look Around, music departments and London.

August 27, 2021

Australia was introduced to Gretta Ray when she was in her final year of high school, singing with her guitar at assembly as triple j breakfast hosts Matt Okine and Alex Dyson crowned her the winner of their Unearthed High competition in 2016. Her single “Drive” went on to gain nation-wide popularity, with the song currently […]

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Interview: Allison Ponthier on Faking My Own Death, tornados and Twilight

August 26, 2021

Fans of Kasey Musgraves, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers need to meet Allison Ponthier. The Texan-born New York-based artist has dropped her debut EP with Interscope Records, Faking My Own Death – a deeply personal and coded collection of self-discovery and otherness accompanied by Ponthier’s zany intergalactic cowboy world. At 20-years-old, Allison moved […]

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Interview: Still Woozy on If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is, his wedding & feelings.

August 17, 2021

Portland-based Still Woozy is at the forefront of the psychedelic pop scene, with an ability to create lush production that’ll have listeners hearing a new layer on every listen. He combines his carnival sound with a mixture of melancholy and rambunctiousness, creating a dichotic world of emotions which he relates to the feeling of airports. […]

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Interview: JAWNY on The Story of Hugo EP, staying authentic and the pressure of going viral.

July 29, 2021

JAWNY is the 25-year-old Bay Area born, Philadelphia adopted and Los Angeles based carnival-funk lover boy pop musician who brought us the 2019 indie anthem ‘Honeypie’. He’s since inked a deal with Interscope, quickly putting out his debut collection For Abby and has now followed up its narrative with another perspective, The Story of Hugo. In […]

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